AMES, Iowa – Briar Tenold of Worth County received a state 4-H beef project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Tenold, 17, is the daughter of Lynn and Mindy Tenold of Northwood.
During her eight years in 4-H, Tenold has exhibited numerous beef projects and participated in the state 4-H meats judging contest. She also has been awarded scholarships twice for the Iowa 4-H Animal Science Roundup in beef.
“Getting up at 5 a.m. every morning this summer to wash my calf really paid off and was worth it,” she said. “Right when I think I have had the best 4-H experience possible, another opportunity presents itself, and it just gets better!”
In addition to beef, Tenold has been involved in the leadership, citizenship, communications and clothing project areas while receiving the “I Dare You” award at the local level. She has served on her county 4-H council and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H is such a learning opportunity, and I will take leadership, citizenship, communication skills and pride into my future,” she said.
Tenold is currently a junior at Northwood-Kensett Community High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Worth County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, email@example.com
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